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Legal Studies Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2020 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding

In this subject, students extend and apply their intercultural understanding capability by, for example:

  • considering the different beliefs and values of a range of groups across cultures and nations
  • developing an understanding of how successful legal systems reflect these beliefs and values, and reflecting on the extent to which the Australian legal system achieves this imperative
  • investigating and analysing the purpose of law and their impact on different peoples
  • understanding that culture frames perspectives on justice, rights, and responsibilities
  • considering the history of the Australian legal system and its impact on society
  • considering contemporary influences on the Australian legal system and the resulting impact on society
  • developing an understanding of the influence of international law on local communities
  • acknowledging and applying understanding of cultures, narratives, and achievements as told by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • understanding law and lore and what this means for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • evaluating the success or otherwise of changes in law.